NASA/JPL DEEP SPACE NETWORK FREQUENCY AND TIMING

Paul F. Kuhnle

Abstract: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) supplies, maintains, and operates the NASA Deep Space Network for ground tracking of outer space probes. There are three major complexes which are located near Los Angeles, California; Canberra, Australia; and Madrid, Spain to provide continuous coverage of the desired spacecraft. This paper will describe the Frequency and Timing equipment utilized at the three complexes, and the methods of time synchronization and frequency syntonization between the three complexes and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Diagrams and specifications of today's system and anticipated future requirements will also be presented.
Published in: Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 28 - 30, 1989
Sheraton Hotel
Redondo Beach, California
Pages: 479 - 490
Cite this article: Kuhnle, Paul F., "NASA/JPL DEEP SPACE NETWORK FREQUENCY AND TIMING," Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Redondo Beach, California, November 1989, pp. 479-490.
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